China’s Gymnasts Might Be Prepubescent


Every gymnast – with their hair scrunchies and tiny, compact bodies – looks like a little kid, but some on the Chinese team might actually be just hitting puberty. Buzz is brewing that three members of the gold medal-winning group might be under the age of sixteen – the cutoff for gymnasts in the Olympics. Jiang Yuyuan, Yang Yilin and He Kexin are all currently under scrutiny in the press, and The Huffington Post hasĀ  published documents seem to show at least one of them, He Kexin, is just fourteen years old. But what we here at Scandalist want to know is: Do you really need documents to determine that these kids are under sixteen? The girls as basically flaunting the proof. Let’s run it down for you:

  • Sparkly, star-shaped hair clips.
  • Candy-colored blue and pink eye shadow.
  • Sparkly hair spray coating their tiny heads.
  • In conclusion: sparkles.

Don’t believe us? Pour over the pics below. They’re babies, we tell you. Babies! Babies draped in gold medals!

[Photos: Getty Images]

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